A.J.COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Thonnakkal, Thriruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695 317

Botany & Biotechnology

Department of Botany and Biotechnology

The department of Botany and Biotechnology was established in 2000. This department focuses a detailed knowledge in plant taxonomy, anatomy , physiology, cytology and genetics. The course offers basic knowledge in algae, fungia, Microbiology and Biochemistry. The students are exposed to different laboratory equipments and are capable of handling them confidently. There are well equipped to prepare scientific papers dealing with various problems. The student can choose botany, Cytogenetic Biotechnology, Microbiology and the Biochemistry for higher studies; MSc and Ph.D and Civil Service exams.

Programmes

Under Graduate:

  • Sc.Botany & Biotechnology

Post Graduate:

  • Sc. Biotechnology

We have a very good and well maintained library with standard and useful books for Botany and Biotechnology students. In addition the department has a personal library for the student’s reference. There are journals subscribed by the college and are available for the students.

There is a well maintained botanical garden associate with the botany lab. All the taxonomical specimens can be directly collected from the garden.

There  is a well maintained Botany laboratory with Herbarium collections, Herbarium press, collection of permanent slides, conventional physiology experiment setup and preserved specimens. There are three labs for the department of Botany and Biotechnology .

  • Lab I is equipped with various equipments for UG and PG practical.
  • Lab II is specially meant for Plant Tissue Culture.
  • Lab III is comparatively new with the following modern instruments.
    • Thermal cycler
    • Spectrophotometer(Double Beam)
    • Fermenter
    • Gel Documentation System
    • Electrophorestic Apparatus
    • Laminer air flow Cabinet(Vertical and Horizontal)
    • Refrigerated Centrifuge
    • Incubator
    • Hot air oven
    • Orbital Shaker
    • Auto Cleve
    • Deep Feezer(-20 ‘c)
    • PCR

Faculties

Dr.P.Sreedevi Professor & Head
Mrs.Bindu.C.Unni M.Sc, M.Phil Associate Professor
Mr.Shan.N.P M.Sc Associate  Professor
Mrs.Raishy R Hussain M.Sc Associate  Professor
Dr.Bhamadevi.R Assistant Professor
Dr.RejinieMon T S Assistant Professor

 

Lab Assistants

  1. Mrs.Beena
  2. Miss.Viji

Gardener

  1. Mr.Hari Kumar